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Ben Rhodes and Austan Goolsbee join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss how Donald Trump’s lack of leadership has destroyed so much of our government’s credibility and rendered the country ineffective in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 03/16/2020.
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Ben Rhodes: ‘We Are Going Into A Crisis Without Presidential Leadership’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

99 Comments on "Ben Rhodes: ‘We Are Going Into A Crisis Without Presidential Leadership’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. “..or is that a madman who’s meds are working today?” 🤣😂We are so screwed. 😬😥

    • @Dean, my man, zoloft, activity in daylight, social distance my man, I’ll share my battery, but Not my Cart bro. burn one up. 4 20 onCe eVerydAy.

      yea we are So

    • Julia Marie Kruskiego, RN | March 18, 2020 at 7:38 PM | Reply

      You have legs try standing on them.

    • @Julia Marie Kruskiego, RN You’re right Julia, no doubt. I apologize for my one-off, tad nihilistic comment. I may have picked up a dim, if not dark, sense of humor while I was standing on those legs in Kosovo, standing on those legs during 9/11, standing on those legs in Afghanistan, and standing on those legs in Iraq. Funny thing though, I’ve never felt like I had to “try”, I just did.
      We will survive this as a people and if anything I hope we can come out of it a little more humbled. My hope is we flatten the curve. But if we are “screwed”, in the spirit of that statement, it was by a man and an administration that suppressed proper action by caring more about a political agenda than taking responsibility.
      I see you’re a registered nurse, so I pray that this doesn’t come to the point where you have to choose who lives or dies when the system is overwhelmed. As a person that has had to make that choice, it sucks, but use those legs to stand by your decision.

    • Julia Marie Kruskiego, RN | March 18, 2020 at 10:13 PM | Reply

      @Dean Loftin Then you ought to know that the Commander in Chief is just that. You cheapen yourself and this nation when you shame any POTUS. I did not vote for the previous POTUS. But I kept my peace and did not insult him. Sometimes being civilized means that you maintain your personal sense of decorum and discretion. The behavior of another is never an excuse for your own descent into childish remarks. Failing to behave like a gentleman is never a worthy place to be.

    • @Julia Marie Kruskiego, RN 🤔Interesting, a quick search of your comments shows you’ve never said that to any of your Republican counterparts, no matter the depravity of their statements, that is hypocracy. So, since we now all know that your cheapened rebuttal does not reflect your actual values but rather a shallow attempt at a passive aggressive insult, maybe we can reach a breakthrough where you can, most likely for the first time in your life, admit the selfish emptiness that magnitizes you to the current president. But you won’t, you cant, you are not capable of it.
      I want you to know it’s going to be ok. There are still adults in the room and we are going to help this great country make course corrections even if you choose to silently pout as you claim to have done with the previous administration. Do you run into a lot of gullible individuals that fall for your pitiful attempt pretend to be above such “childish behavior” while you not-so-subtly guilt them into relinquishing their freedom of speech?
      Let’s not forget your quick quip to infer how weak I must be not to stand on my own. It was a purely emotional response on your part. This is because what hurts HIM hurts you. I’ve only ever seen such systemic connections like this in cults, where a charismatic sociopath fills a a hole in people’s souls where the actual God is supposed to go.
      And yes, I did take an oath to the commander-in-chief but first, in the line before that, I took an oath to the Constitution of the United States of America. Before that, I made an oath to God and, by His grace, I am able to discern in what order I should prioritize those oaths.
      Now come back at me with your shelled out “Trump2020” since we all know you just have to have the last word.

  2. CreakerHunter | March 17, 2020 at 1:17 AM | Reply

    such a terrible creature. he needs to go.

    • Peccatum Chryst | March 17, 2020 at 4:34 AM | Reply

      Thanks for Your psychological projection.

    • ​@Peccatum Chryst That’s not how it’s used. Psychological projection means attributing your own thoughts and / or behaviour to other people. So when Trump talks about “fake news”, he means that, since *he* is lying all the time, everybody else is.

    • Yes, that Ben Rhodes is terrible!!

    • William Gillberg | March 18, 2020 at 3:54 AM | Reply

      Allpaka you need Jesus

    • @CAP198462
      Mike Pence is just a scum bag, not mentally ill, a prescription drug addict or hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to Russians backing his loans.

  3. Don’t be surprised if years from now, Trump tries to deny that he was ever the US President at all.
    Trump: ” No I was never President of the US. The whole thing was a deep state hoax, which was spread by the fake news media. So unfair.”😔

    • David J

      I would not dare bet against that.
      Much like I would not bet against the possibility of him postponing the election.

    • Drew Drewski | March 17, 2020 at 3:24 AM | Reply

      @David Christ There are actual conspiracy nuts out there who believe that..

    • David Christ | March 17, 2020 at 3:47 AM | Reply

      @Drew Drewski Oh yea, I know. I’m almost certain Hitler escaped Germany because a American prisoner witnessed him get in a small plane and fly away 2 days before the Russian Army captured all of Berlin. But he had many doubles. So who knows.

    • Drew Drewski | March 17, 2020 at 4:13 AM | Reply

      @David Christ He was a crafty little begger!

    • David Christ | March 17, 2020 at 4:29 AM | Reply

      @Drew Drewski Crafty dosen’t come close to the limits the Nazi’s had going. Your don’t almost wipe out a whole race of people in Europe alone with Catholics, gypsies,and the mentality challenged. All the while fighting a war with the world and almost pulling it off. That takes unbelievable organizational skills,intelligent, and using resources to a level the world will never witnesse again.

  4. If Washington governor is a snake then Trump is a rat dangling by the tail.

  5. Victor Johnson | March 17, 2020 at 1:28 AM | Reply

    We don’t need succeed. We need him arrested…

  6. Sheri Mignano | March 17, 2020 at 1:36 AM | Reply

    Please stop broadcasting the presidents words. He knows nothing! He put on his best behavior but gave himself a 10 for the crisis!

    • Can you imagine? Grading yourself and your performance during a Pandemic period where people lifes are in danger and some are dying?? . The Orange bafoon has no Moral dignity.

    • @bestmusic04
      I give him a 10 for mental illness, so my expectations are based on his psychopathology, not on my expectations of normality, as I have none for Trump’s behavior.

    • Kitt Songstad I think you give him too much credence! More like selling Newspapers at the corner of a street!

    • bestmusic04 Moral and Dignity are two words that should never be used in the same sentence with “Trump”!

    • Russ Martin And it was “Perfect”!!!

  7. The only need network that gets it…. We have no true leadership.. What we have is a Coward who refuses to take responsibility…

  8. Elaine Johnson | March 17, 2020 at 1:49 AM | Reply

    Quit this fantasy of trying to make a Pathological Liar who is a Narcissistic Sociopath and Conman and Fraud into a President we can trust and count on!!!

    • I hear that my friend!

    • Heather Hurst | March 18, 2020 at 10:57 AM | Reply

      Well said, thank you.

    • Jean Jackson | March 18, 2020 at 8:11 PM | Reply

      Trump will never ever show Empathy for anyone , he will never change. Only would his heart brake , if it was his own flesh and blood suffering and dies….. No intention of being rude, just stating a Fact …….Stating : He will never connect the dots, that others are hurting like him, Never……..You cannot get through to a Self-Centered person, he will only focus on himself and his pain……Once again, it’s Me, Myself, and I

    • Morgan Cantankerous | March 22, 2020 at 5:24 AM | Reply

      OMG. True!

    • Elaine ur a liberal NUT

  9. We dont need Trump to rise up. We need him to drop dead!

    • claire bigelow | March 22, 2020 at 1:51 PM | Reply

      @Tim Ypp thats for sure Tim..he belongs in Prison…. IF John F. Kennedy had pulled half the crap Trump*(IMPEACHED) has…there would have been a run on the White House with a crowd of people carrying torches and pitchforks ala Frankenstein’s Monster ….lucky for us … Kennedy was ok…

    • Amen

    • claire bigelow | March 24, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      @Tim Ypp LIFE +1,000 YEARS..NO parole… NO Tv .. NO Twitter ..NO tanning booth or spray NO dead squirrel tails for his wig NO Gorilla Glue.. NO hamberders…NO KFC.. and NO Ivanka cant go with him !!!!

    • claire bigelow | March 24, 2020 at 6:06 PM | Reply

      @valle3452 put him in Gen Pop….15 minutes before someone shanks him

    • claire bigelow | March 24, 2020 at 7:18 PM | Reply

      @Gog Mclaine that goes double for me

  10. Trump and the GOP thought the Impeachment was easy to cover up , let’s see how they stand up to Genocide of the American Citizens !!!!!!!!!!!!!


  12. MrArchangel73521 | March 17, 2020 at 1:58 AM | Reply

    The man…the only man…that could bankrupt this nation…sits in the White House…”The Bankruptcy King”

    • Bonnie Bagley | March 17, 2020 at 2:22 AM | Reply

      Yeah, but “Own the Libs.” That’s what they and the Teathuglicans wanted.

    • @Bonnie Bagley They do, even more so in November, Bonnie.

    • @Bonnie Bagley The first thing you need to do, to take over politically is, to vilify and make fun of your opponent. And this is how they did it. If you didn’t eat meat you were villified, if you drank espresso coffee you were vilified, if you bought electric cars you were vilified, if you thought solar power was a good idea, you were vilified, if you were compassionate, you were vilified. If you weren’t racist you were vilified. And anything else, that makes society, a nice place to live, was vilified.

  13. Someone needs to stage a coup, immediately. We need to restrain him and remove him from any decision making.

  14. Strangeman MTD | March 17, 2020 at 2:39 AM | Reply

    The adderall junky is in way over his toupee. They should drug test him or better still dispose of him.

    • HappyListener50 | March 18, 2020 at 11:07 PM | Reply

      @Glenn Miller Too late. Corrupt, greedy, consummate liar Chump Trump is already accomplishing that.

    • Glenn Miller | March 19, 2020 at 5:57 AM | Reply

      HappyListener50 / regurgitating the lies you’ve been told. Trump was always a vulgar and divisive character. By winning in 2016 he caught the establishment by surprise. And boy are they mad..

    • I say just dispose of them all along with Trump! Why keep a bunch of turds floating in the toilet?? Just flush them down and good riddance.

    • @Glenn Miller governments have always been corrupt. Everywhere in the world. The problem people have with Trump is he throws no shade on it and is killing multiple things beneficial to the average citizen in one Fell Swoop

    • Glenn Miller they are all crooked but tRump want you to believe he is the only PERFECT saint

  15. TRUMPANZEE HUNTER | March 17, 2020 at 2:55 AM | Reply

    THE MOST IMPORTANT THING= do not listen to TRUMP

    • The sad thing is people like Sean Hanity do.

    • Dems have given him a rope to hang himself this time. When he said Corona is a hoax they never disputed politically. That is how you are supposed to deal with pple like Trump

    • Okay I won’t listen I’m going to got out and party now. Thank you for advice. I didn’t know it was safe

    • If you listen to Trump you get all the points of views covered. It might happen, it could happen, it won’t ever happen, it happened with Obama but won’t happen with me, it didn’t happen with Obama but is happening with me. etc….

    • TRUMPANZEE HUNTER if only he’d stop talking

  16. Thomas Tammaro | March 17, 2020 at 2:59 AM | Reply

    His economic magic carpet ride just blew up. Just like everything he touches.

  17. “The Buck stops elsewhere. Unless its suitable to brag and gloat with.” – dotard j. trump

    • Like gutting the CDC; he bragged about it when he did it in 2018 but now he says it wasn’t him and he didn’t know anything about it.

    • @Barry Ulrich Either way it’s his responsibility. If he doesn’t takes it, it will take him. He will only leave a stain in the book of american history.

    • Barry Ulrich it is probably on video too.

    • Barry Ulrich | March 18, 2020 at 6:59 PM | Reply

      @Marc Dupuis Yes it is, I saw it just before I commented. Don Lemon played him denying it then played the 2018 clip where he took credit for it.

  18. tRump has been the “snake” all this time, not the governors.

  19. Jeff Zabelski | March 17, 2020 at 4:44 AM | Reply

    I started saying right after he was tossing out paper towels that’s how he’s going to treat the rest of us too.

  20. jorge liranzo | March 17, 2020 at 5:44 AM | Reply

    Empathy ? This man doesn’t know that word. He knows ” ME ME ME, MYSELF and I.” We are screwed with this guy as head of state during this crisis.

    • tgenntrucker7750 | March 18, 2020 at 7:49 PM | Reply

      he sits in the chair, but that doesn’t make him a president. puppets usually sit wherever
      their Russian owners put them. Ivanka sat in Putin’s chair.

    • tgenntrucker7750 And Ivanka likes to sit on daddy in his private room. She’s a busy girl isn’t she?,… between plastic surgeries and grifting

    • Morgan Cantankerous | March 22, 2020 at 4:14 AM | Reply

      Truer words were never spoken.

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